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Stephen Colbert accused of racist joke, spawns #CancelColbert
EW ^ | March 27, 2014

Posted on 03/28/2014 2:20:04 AM PDT by SMGFan

Stephen Colbert outraged online followers Thursday with an offensive-sounding and out-of-context tweet made on his Colbert Report account.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; districtofcolumbia; memebuilding; nfl; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; redskins; stephencolbert; washingtonredskins
I think he will be fine . A minority of a minority with limited power.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 2:20:04 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
For our fellow FReepers, here is the comment:

"I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever."

2 posted on 03/28/2014 2:28:10 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Howls of outrage were heard from the Hong Kong Long Ding Dong Tong. Michelle Obama and the Ding Dong she is married to were likewise outraged.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 2:33:05 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
His explanation of 'context' relies on his self-righteous on-show condemnation about what the owner of the Redskins did by creating a program/effort for Native Americans.

I find it kind of pathetic this justifies his comments in his mind. The real 'context' is not that he is portraying ignorant idiot on TV - he is one.

4 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:02 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SMGFan
Asians have higher marriage rates, much lower illegitimacy, the highest collective IQ and education rates of any minority. That means, the grievance minorities hate them.
5 posted on 03/28/2014 2:38:54 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SMGFan

Unfunny, as he always is. How that crap continues to air on Comedy Central, I don’t know. I’d rather see the umpteenth rerun of “My Secret Girlfriend” instead.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 2:40:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Gaffer

He and/or his writers didn’t really think this through. I too believe that the Redskins owner didn’t have to do anything for anyone because of the false leftist “controversy” about the team’s name. Colbert could have just said as much and left Asians out of it. It takes a village of idiots to write simple minded jokes for the idiot who is their joke teller.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 2:49:06 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I agree. The connection with the Redskins was stupid and needless. I also believe the owners of the Redskins doesn’t have to get permission from anyone to name his team. If some people don’t like it then they can buy the damn team and rename it, otherwise they can shut up.

He, his writers, Jon Stuart and his writers are lazy ideologues going for the laughs of idiots. They don’t really account to much for other than that.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 2:57:34 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Enterprise

Colbert and 17 writers to write his show. I have never watched. I guess some viewers think the character “Stephen Colbert” is a real person.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 2:58:06 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

His hipster audience will protect him.

Leftists are allowed to be racist.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 3:02:55 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SMGFan
Someone should start a non-profit called "ColbertMatters" and track everything that Stephen Colbert says.

This group should produce daily internet threads on all the sites calling out all the outrageous and insensitive things that Colbert says.

Then we can all comment on it, like with all the other threads.

-PJ

11 posted on 03/28/2014 3:09:03 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SMGFan

I’m sure Colbert is not a conscious racist, but you have to be careful when you deal with this subject matter. It’s a new trend now to attack the “easily offended,” or the “tolerati” as Gutfeld calls them in his previous book (which had a bad title: The Joy of Hate). He does it without unconsciously offending people, but it’s easy to slip.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 3:18:38 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Enterprise

That seems like it *might* have been a ha-ha line if spoken; but to read it it is not funny and I suppose I can see why people find it offensive. But I don’t know what his tweets are usually like, maybe they are often like this one.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 3:22:52 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Enterprise

I don’t know. I’m thinking this is good. He is challenging the over-the-top politically correct culture of the entire political spectrum. Some other celeb did this recently, I can’t recall who.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 3:32:51 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Enterprise

If it doesnt specifically have to do with blacks its a non story, besides he’s a rat and rats are given a pass even with balck racist jokes, hell, the senate democratic leader BYRD was once the head of the KKK


15 posted on 03/28/2014 4:00:04 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Political Junkie Too
He once screamed, "Sarah Palin, you f***ing retard" into the camera.

His hideous and mentally defective sister actually ran for national office in Charleston!!

16 posted on 03/28/2014 4:04:52 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SMGFan

They are beginning to eat their own...


17 posted on 03/28/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ronnie raygun

A manufactured crisis perhaps?


18 posted on 03/28/2014 5:21:19 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Enterprise

Wait a minute - I thought, according to leftist “rules”, that it was OK to be “racist” against Asians...

I guess it must just be OK as long as the targets are not democrats.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 5:22:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

That’s because Michelle Malkin is Asian. She even ate a dog once.

No wait, that was President Obama who ate the dog. NM


20 posted on 03/28/2014 5:27:42 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

This reminds me of that *really* old joke about King Kong.

Thanks SMGFan.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: MrB

I read this morning that Colbert is denying sending the tweet. How convenient!


22 posted on 03/28/2014 9:04:59 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: MrB

According to leftist rules, it sure as hell is ok to discriminate against Asians in college admissions.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Rennes Templar

Kobe Bryant just made the racial injuries hurt feelings crowd angry. He said he wouldn’t support someone just because they are black, referring to St. Skittles. Of course, the black community was not amused and he has had to walk it back a bit.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Gaffer

If he had wanted to tweet something intelligent regarding the desire to rename the Redskins by the ninny nannies, he could have said something to the effect that when they own their own team, they can decide what to name it. Otherwise STFU.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 9:13:18 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SMGFan
" I guess some viewers think the character “Stephen Colbert” is a real person."

No doubt. Some of these people probably believe the Captain Kangaroo was a real person.

26 posted on 03/28/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I recall now, it was Seinfeld. He recently made some remarks about the excesses of PC correctness. I would think Colbert was joining in.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: All

A few years back Rush mocked then Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to America by mocking Hu in made up Chinese. And the Colbert Report covered this. Here is a transcript: “Hu Jintao – He was speaking and they weren’t translating. They normally
translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha,”

I think Colbert was alluding to this with his tweet.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (Sure would be nice if the same articles weren't posted multiple times)
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